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Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on 2020 International Day of Victims of Crime of Genocide.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said preventing genocide ultimately involves all of society, and stressed the need to "work harder to repair the fissures and polarization that are so prevalent in our societies today."
Speaking on 09 Dec at a virtual event marking international day of commemoration of the victims of genocide, Guterres said the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the deep fragilities in societies and exacerbated already formidable peace and security challenges. He renewed his appeal for a global ceasefire and called on the Security Council to work towards that goal by the end of this year.
Guterres said, "Genocide never fails to shock the world when it occurs. But it is never committed without clear, multiple warning signs. The victims are often early targets of hate speech, discrimination and violence."
The Secretary-General underscored the need to remain constantly vigilant of key political, human rights, humanitarian, social and economic developments worldwide to identify early the risk of genocide and other atrocity crimes. He said the power of social media "in disseminating hate speech and polarizing communities cannot be underestimated." He urged a renewed focus on "national, regional and international prevention strategies that address, in particular, the incitement of violence against groups and individuals."
Guterres noted that it is also essential to pursue credible and effective accountability. He said, "It is crucial that we all join hands to defend the principles of equality and human dignity." NBC News' Chris Jansing looks back at the biggest political stories of 2020 including the presidential election, the coronavirus pandemic and the protests across the country following the death of George Floyd. Tune in LIVE for the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime and the 72nd anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
This year's event highlights the importance of listening to the voices of victims, and analyzing the outcome and impact of international justice, including criminal justice and reparation, on their lives. The event also discusses the achievements, challenges and lessons learned in granting justice for victims of Genocide and related crimes through the experiences of international judges and experts, in the pursuit of peace and stability and preventing the recurrence of these crimes. A look back at the year's most notable events, from wildfires in Australia, racial justice protests in the United States and a pandemic around the world.